Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: OHTH5467C

Course Title: Ensure a safe workplace

School: 345T Media and Communication

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6104 - Advanced Diploma of Sound Production

Course Contact : Program Administration

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4815

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Elena Popa

David Hannan

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBOHS509A Ensure a safe workplace


Element 1 Establish and maintain an OHS system

Performance Criteria:

1.1 - Locate and communicate OHS policies which clearly express the organisation’s commitment to implement relevant OHS legislation in the enterprise
1.2 - Define OHS responsibilities for all workplace personnel in accordance with OHS policies, procedures and programs
1.3 - Identify and approve financial and human resources for the effective operation of the OHS system


Element 2 Establish and maintain participative arrangements for the management of OH&S

Performance Criteria:

2.1 - Establish and maintain participative arrangements with employees and their representatives in accordance with relevant OHS legislation
2.2 - Appropriately resolve issues raised through participative
arrangements and consultation
2.3 - Promptly provide information about the outcomes of participation and consultation in a manner accessible to employees


Element 4 Establish and maintain a quality OHS management system

Performance Criteria:

4.1 - Develop and provide an OHS induction and training quality OHS management program for all employees as part of the organisation’s training program
4.2 - Utilise system for OHS record keeping to allow identification of patterns of occupational injury and disease in the organisation
4.3 - Measure and evaluate the OHS system in line with the organisation’s quality systems framework
4.4 - Develop and implement improvements to the OHS system to achieve organizational OHS objectives
4.5 - Ensure compliance with the OHS legislative framework so that legal OHS standards are maintained as a minimum


Element 3 Establish and maintain procedures for identifying hazards and assessing and controlling risks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 - Develop procedures for ongoing hazard identification, and procedures for identifying assessment and control of associated risks
3.2 - Include hazard identification at the planning, design and evaluation stages of any change in the work place to ensure that new hazards are not created by the proposed changes
3.3 - Develop and maintain procedures for selection and implementation of risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control
3.4 - Identify inadequacies in existing risk control measures in accordance with the hierarchy of control and promptly provide resources to enable implementation of new measures
3.5 - Identify intervention points for expert OHS advice

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to manage a safe workplace.


Details of Learning Activities

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation’s occupational health and safety (OHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in accordance with OHS legal requirements.

This unit consists of the following learning and assessment activities:
• Formal lectures / Master classes
• Class discussion on case studies
• Out of class OH&S inspections of venues and work places
* Involvement in Live sound production event
* Online communication and interaction

Teaching Schedule

Table below includes face to face interactions.
These sesions will be augmented by weekly asynchronous course content delivery, communications and feedback via Google+ Community.
Google Community site will contain class resources, and will be supported by additional resources stored on Blackboard

Sessions commence semester week 13.
Note dates are subject to change

CLASS 1Introduction to unit & assessments
Introduction to OHS requirements
 Element 1
CLASS 2Industry Practice 1 Element 2
CLASS 3OHS Major facility Analysis
Site visit to venue
 Element 3, Element 4
CLASS 4Industry Practice 2

1 due

CLASS 5Structure of Liability/Industry Practice
Industry Practice 3
 Element 1
CLASS 6Industry Practice 4 Element 2
CLASS 7Industry Practice 5 Element 1
CLASS 8Industry Practice 6Assessment 2 DueElement 2
EVENT AVenue based event - prcatical project & assessment Element 3, Element 4
EVENT BVenue based event - practical project & assessment Element 3, Element 4
EVENT CVenue based event - practical project & assessment Element 3, Element 4
EVENT DVenue based event - practcal project & assessment Element 3, Element 4
EVENT EVenue based event - practical project & assessment Element 3, Element 4
EVENT FVenue based event - practical project & assessment Element 3, Element 4
3 due
Element 4

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


You are advised to look at the course Blackboard site for ongoing updated information.

Other Resources

Students will require access to mobile communication device such as smart phone, tablet or laptop computer to allow remote access to the unit’s online communication component.

Overview of Assessment

Assessment in this course is ongoing and will include class particiaption and practical tasks.

Assessment Tasks

To demonstrate competency in this course you will need to complete the following assessment to a satisfactory standard.
You will receive feedback on all assessment and where indicated, you will receive a grade. Graded assessment tasks are equally weighted and will determine your final result for this course.

Assessment is made during the pre production and production of a series of live production events staged through semester 2.


1) JSA
You will provide a JSA report of the venue to identify risks / hazards and technical issues & requirements.
Completed Semester 1 - Week 16

You will complete a knowledge test on OHS practices and regulations
Completed Semester 2 - Week 14

You will provide a review of the event and your role in the event, identifying successes and challenges
Completed Semester 2 - Week 16


 You must submit all pieces of assessment in order for your competency to be assessed in this course.

Assessment tasks in this unit are either ungraded or graded. Ungraded tasks provide the basis for ongoing feedback and can be considered as essential building blocks for more substantial (graded) assessment tasks.
To demonstrate competency in this course, you will need to complete the following pieces of assessment to a satisfactory standard. You will receive feedback on all assessment.

For further information on the grading system and criteria used, please refer to the course blackboard site.

All teachers need to indicate which of the following grading systems will be used to assess the course.
Grades used in this unit are as follows:

Grades which apply to courses delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not graded)
CA   Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment

Assessment Matrix

The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant Unit of Competency. These are available through the course contact in Program administration

Other Information

Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters:


The major learning experience involves studio based exercises, demonstration and production. It is strongly advised that students attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency. Non-attendance may seriously jeopardise the chances of success in a course. Clearly, non-attendance at an assessment will result in failure of that assessment. Where visa conditions apply, attendance is compulsory.

Cover Sheet for Submissions

You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.

Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning (web link)

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process through which people can gain entry to, or credit in, recognised courses based on competencies gained. The competencies may have been gained through experience in the workplace, in voluntary work, in social or domestic activities or through informal or formal training or other life experiences. Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) applies if a student has previously successfully completed the requirements of a unit of competency or module and is now required to be reassessed to ensure that the competency has been maintained.

Assessment and Feedback (web link)

You will receive verbal feedback during scheduled class times, and written feedback from teachers on your work . Where appropriate, this feedback will also include suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your projects.

Student Progress (web link)

Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential.

Special consideration for Late Submission (web link)

All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. You can apply in writing for up to a week’s extension from your course teacher. If you need a longer extension, you wil need to apply for special consideration.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism (web link)

RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. Please refer to the website for more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity


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